The Yankees fan who caught Brett Gardner's 100th homer got an excellent prize in return
Wednesday night was a big win for the Yankees over the Red Sox. It also happened to be an important night for both
The camera caught Clemens and his pals from Greenwich, Conn., exulting in the blast, which was exciting enough, but it got better. As seen in the video above, he was contacted by the Yankees to see if he wanted to make a trade for the souvenir.
Clemens accepted and thus got to go with his friends to meet Gardner after the game, where the deal was made.
Will Clemens, 16, caught Gardner’s 100th HR ball. Told me fans told him not to give it back but he had no intention of keeping it. He and his 3 friends from Greenwich High all received a signed Gardner ball and will get tour of clubhouse #yankees— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) April 18, 2019
Pretty good night at Yankee Stadium for these guys.
Wonder if they got to see the fog machine and strobe lights from the clubhouse dance party, too.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.